Sep 17, 2016 - 10:41 PM
Thank you all and Arno and Annika for hosting this site. We were very fortunate to have sunny weather throughout. A couple other comments about our experience:
-- Swiss trains were outstanding in on time, ease of use, staff competency and cleanliness. We were newbies in train travel, and glade our initiation to European rails started at Switzerland.
-- prices of ascending to Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn are high, but IMO worth every penny. HFC helped our wallets some, as well as my youngest being 15 (completely free with a complementary HFC pass). I am very glade that we did not skip either destination due to cost.
-- Lauterbrunnen is not as picturesque as Murren or Wengen, offers less activity than Grindelwald, and less sunny than all 3, but its location was most central for us. The town is self sufficient - a well stocked grocery store, banks, restaurants and a medical clinic. We are very happy with our apartment rental via Steinbock Hotel/Restaurant.
It was a trip of life time!